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February 2019 Horn Book Herald - ALA Youth Media Awards Edition

Congratulations to all of the 2019 ALA Youth Media Award–winning authors and illustrators and their publishers. In this issue, we chat with Meg Medina, newly minted Newbery Medalist for Merci Suárez Changes Gears. You'll also find Horn Book reviews of the 2019 winners, history (and critique) of the awards, and...
      

February 2018 Horn Book Herald - ALA Youth Media Awards Edition

What a year! Congratulations to all of the 2018 ALA Youth Media Award–winning authors and illustrators and their publishers. Below, we chat with the creators of one of the morning's most-recognized books, Crown author Derrick Barnes and illustrator Gordon C. James. You'll also find Horn Book reviews of the 2018...
      

Philip & Erin Stead Talk with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byAn unpublished bedtime story by Mark Twain? Not exactly. The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine is based on some notes Twain made on a story he was telling...
      

Martha Speaks Word Spinner app review

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Based on Susan Meddaugh’s picture book series about a loquacious canine, PBS Kids's long-running television series Martha Speaks aims to bolster children's oral vocabulary. The Martha Speaks Word Spinner (PBS Kids/WGBH, 2013; iOS and Android) app, a “family-style party game — but with a distinctly Martha twist," entertainingly reinforces that...
      

So Many Butts! app review

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Having just co-written (with my Family Reading blog co-parent Kitty Flynn) the article "The Straight Poop on Potty Humor" for the May/June 2017 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: Humor, how could I pass up the So Many Butts! app? (Editora Caixote, January 2017; iOS and Android) I went in with...
      

Farm2Table app review

Low-frills app Farm2Table (Little Pickle Press, January 2016; iOS only) — based on the 2013 picture book The Cow in Patrick O'Shanahan's Kitchen by Diana Prichard, illustrated by Heather Devlin Knopf — gives young children a basic idea of where some of their food comes from.One morning young Patrick O'Shanahan goes...
      

The Newbery App review

The Newbery App (Sugar Coded Apps, 2011; iOS only) is a handy resource if you’re interested in Newbery history, keeping track of which Medalists and Honor Books you’ve read, or choosing the next one to read. It’s also a fun place to test your skills.The landing page contains the enticing...
      

MarcoPolo Arctic app review

On the opening screen of MarcoPolo Arctic (MarcoPolo, August 2015; iOS only), a polar bear and cub nap on the ice, a horned, green creature lying directly across from the pair with a camera. The arctic is represented in white and shades of blue, with a cartoon-like, 2D style reminiscent...
      

BeBop Blox app review

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Toddlers meet Tetris in the puzzle-based app BeBop Blox (Originator, formerly Callaway Digital Arts, 2013). On the main screen, viewers find twelve blocks (three rows of four), jauntily wiggling to some simple jazzy background music. The squares are designed to look like classic wooden block toys painted in pastel hues...
      

Reading Rainbow app review

The Emmy and Peabody–award winning Reading Rainbow, hosted by LeVar Burton, ran for twenty-three years on PBS. Now young readers can explore the Reading Rainbow app (RRKidz, 2012), which retains a similar style to the show complete with its signature, catchy theme song: “Take a look, / it’s in a...

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